Audit Manager

The Audit Manager is a critical senior role in the Internal Audit function and is responsible for assisting the Chief Auditor in delivery of a risk based audit plan to the Audit Committee

The Audit Manager will take a key role in the identification of existing and emerging risks and challenging, and supporting, the delivery of the Rothesay Life business plan.

This is a fast paced role which requires constant reevaluation of approach and priorities to ensure that the audit function and its operation remain relevant to the business. 

 

Responsibilities:

Leadership of the Internal Audit function

=         Be a visible, approachable trusted business partner, a champion of transparency, rigor and fairness; a role model for our way of working.  Demonstrate to the business what it means to be commercial and proportionate.

=         Work closely with the Chief Auditor to shape and implement the strategic direction and goals for internal audit within Rothesay Life.

=         Lead by example to build and sustain a high performance culture, setting goals, inspiring people to perform and driving measurable change.

=         Train, develop and coach the audit team to deliver against best in class audit execution.

=         Actively engage across the industry to gather external insights and areas to support a culture of continuous improvement.

=         Integrate Internal Audit as a critical element of the Rothesay Life strategy.

Internal Audit responsibilities

=         By application of a risk based approach support the development of an annual audit plan.

=         Lead the delivery of our audit plan including acting as the in-charge for a number of audits.

=         Lead by example delivering a “no surprises” audit approach. 

=         Deliver a, fit for publishing, Audit report following the conclusion of each audit.

Stakeholder management and reporting

=         Provide independent, reliable and objective assurance to the Company on risk management, control and corporate governance issues.

=         Report significant existing and emerging risk exposures and control.

=         Support the Chief Auditor in providing summary reporting to management, the executive and Committees

=         Build and strengthen relationships at an operational level, providing guidance, challenge and corrective action, without preventing growth or commercial performance.

=         Maintain strong stakeholder relationships, being prepared to deliver tough messages, whilst maintaining long term relationships.

 

Requirements:

=         Qualified Accountant, CIIA, Chartered Financial Analyst or role relevant qualifications e.g.  bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance related field or equivalent experience.

=         Financial services audit experience – preferably Insurance / Reinsurance and or Pensions 

=         Minimum 7 years' experience in a Senior Auditor/ Audit Manager equivalent role within UK/US regulated financial services. (Internal audit is preferable, however external audit, compliance and operational risk will also be considered.)

=         Experience at senior stakeholder engagement – a proven track record for developing positive working relationships and influencing stakeholders at all levels, including at the most senior level.

=         Excellent written communication and time management skills

 

Competencies

 

=         Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate analytical skills

=         Drive and Motivation – Be a self-starter; successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks

=         Teamwork – Demonstrate evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions 

=         Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others

=         Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives.  Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues

=         Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value

=         Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions.  Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions and presents persuasive recommendations

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